If this is a branch that is Alpha, then why would it be numbered 1.3? The file version should
indicate its status. Wouldn't be better
to have it named like this "generic-pc-0.3a1BSD6.img" that way people would know that this is based
of BSD 6, and that this branches
state is pre-release. So what if it is a branch. Basically I am using PFsense as an example, they
branched using FreeBSD 6 and have the
files indicated as such.
The average or common user would look at this file and say, hey it is a newer version. Although the
"a" should indicate Alpha, I would
assume though that most everday users may or may not know this. My question has more to do with the
fact that since this is essentially
a new branch, shouldn't it be indicated as such. This way when the FreeBSD6 version is stable, it
could be released as 1.0.
Although I do not think this is the case, too often I find in open-source projects people are way
too free on how they provision the
version numbers. Just my opinion
From: Dinesh Nair <dinesh at alphaque dot com>
To: Harri Hyyppa <oh6hik at sral dot fi>
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 16:52:57 +0800
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] monowall 1.3 beta version download??
> On 03/01/06 06:34 Harri Hyyppa said the following:
> > Just a stupid question. :-) Why is
> > <http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads/generic-pc-1.3a1.img>generic-pc-1.3a1.img
> > dated earlier than
> > <http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads/generic-pc-1.21.img>generic-pc-1.21.img ?
> that's because 1.3a1 came before 1.21. for a brief description of the
> numbering system, 1.2 is the stable, production ready m0n0wall which most
> people are using. it's based on freebsd 4.x.
> 1.3 is a branch i started in an effort to port m0n0wall over to freebsd
> 6.x, and the images on the download site are examples of this. m0n0wall 1.3
> is still in ALPHA and far from ready for production until it's fully tested
> by the community. as of now, i've received very little feedback from
> testers, hence the rather lagged update cycle. i'd greatly appreciate more
> testing on functionality, performance as well as breakage on the 1.3 series.
> Regards, /\_/\ "All dogs go to heaven."
> dinesh at alphaque dot com (0 0) http://www.alphaque.com/
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